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 Latest Eagles Player Notes
Jun 30 2017 - Jordan Hicks
  LB Jordan Hicks injured his hand while on his honeymoon in Greece, according to multiple reports Friday. The Philadelphia Eagles are still gathering information and Hicks' injury is not considered to be major, according to ESPN. Phillyvoice.com first reported Hicks injured his hand Thursday while exiting a pool during the honeymoon trip. He reportedly sent a video of his hand to team doctors to take a look. The 25-year-old Hicks, who was selected by the Eagles in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Texas, owns 135 tackles, two sacks, seven interceptions, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and 14 pass breakups in 24 career games, including starting all 16 games last season.


Jun 30 2017 - Dane Evans
  QB Dane Evans signed a three-year rookie contract with the Eagles. Evans, 23, threw for 3,348 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions as a senior at the University of Tulsa last year. He participated this offseason with the Eagles as a tryout player.


Jun 14 2017 - Jason Peters
  LT Jason Peters signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him with the Eagles through the 2019 season. The extension guarantees $15.5 million of the $32.5 million due to Peters over the next three seasons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Peters, 35, had two years remaining on his original deal and was scheduled to make a base salary of around $10 million per season with no guaranteed money. Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowler, has anchored the Eagles' offensive line since 2009 when he was acquired in a trade with the Bills.


Jun 5 2017 - Donnel Pumphrey
  RB Donnel Pumphrey has impressed in the OTAs. "He's looked really good," offensive coordinator Frank Reich said. "He came in and it's like, OK, here's a guy who was a stud in college (at San Diego State, with which he broke the FBS career rushing record) with all of his productivity. How is he going to fit into a pro system? Can he do it all? He had so much of his yardage (in college) from the backfield. How productive can he be if we move him around and as a pass receiving? It's early. You don't want to get too excited just yet. But I'm excited about his ball skills. I'm excited about his route-running skills. I think he's on the right track."


Jun 5 2017 - Carson Wentz
  QB Carson Wentz traveled to California in March to spend a few weeks working with a passing coach, Adam Dedeaux. There have been reports that the Eagles' coaches weren't crazy about someone else tinkering with his mechanics and footwork. But offensive coordinator Frank Reich said Monday they were fine with it. "I didn't have any issues with it at all, to be honest with you," he said. "I would have loved to have given him a few weeks off and then, 'C'mon back here and let's go in the lab and let's work.' But the (offseason) rules don't allow that. That's fine. It's a different era than when I played and when Doug (Pederson) played. You can't do that anymore. Carson is like a lot of our players. They have an itch to get better. If I'm a player, I'm going to find ways to get better."


Jun 5 2017 - Jason Peters
  LT Jason Peters, the Eagles' nine-time Pro Bowl selection, has been a no-show for all of the Eagles' OTA workouts so far, but the team seems to be fine with that. Peters is 35 years old. They rested him frequently during the week last season so that he'd be ready to go on Sundays. The strategy worked pretty well. He started all 16 games. So, they don't mind that he's missing the voluntary spring workouts.


Jun 5 2017 - Gabe Wright
  DT Gabe Wright was signed by the Eagles to a one-year contract to add depth at the position. The 6-3, 305-pound Wright, a fourth-round pick of Detroit out of Auburn in 2015, played in 12 games over the past two seasons with the Lions and Browns, making 10 tackles. Wright, 25, played in seven games as a rookie before landing with the Browns in 2016. He played in five games last season while bouncing back and forth between the active roster and practice squad.


May 17 2017 - LeGarrette Blount
  RB LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on one-year deal after rushing for 18 touchdowns with the Patriots last season. The deal is worth up to a reported $2.8 million for the 30-year-old Blount, who entered free agency after the best season of his seven-year NFL career in 2016. Blount rushed for 1,161 yards on 299 carries and a league-high 18 TDs in the regular season. He gained 109 yards and scored a touchdown in the Patriots' three postseason contests last season, which ended with a second Super Bowl ring for the power running back.


May 14 2017 - Sidney Jones
  CB Sidney Jones, the Eagles' second-round pick, is recovering from ruptured Achilles tendon that will keep him out of spring workouts and training camp. The Eagles insist they don't have a target date for his return and won't hurry him back. Their medical staff thinks he might be able to play by midseason. "I'm feeling good," Jones said. "We're just going to follow the protocol and the schedule. No rush to get me back. When I'm ready, when everybody else feels I'm ready (I'll play). We're just taking it day by day." Jones will receive his full base salary this season even if he doesn't play a down.


May 14 2017 - Brandon Graham
  DE Brandon Graham will skip that, as well as the rest of the team's voluntary May and June workouts. Graham, who had 5 1/2 sacks and an NFL-high 30 hurries last season, wants to restructure the contract he signed just two years ago. Graham, who didn't make the Pro Bowl but was a second-team All-Pro selection, is in the third year of a four-year, $26 million deal. His base salary for each of the next two seasons is $6.5 million. The problem is the Eagles gave a five-year, $46.5 million deal last year to another one of their defensive ends, Vinny Curry. And Curry hasn't been nearly as productive as Graham.


May 11 2017 - LeGarrette Blount
  RB LeGarrette Blount, a free agent, reportedly received a $1.1 million tender from the Patriots on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported. With the offer, if Blount remains unsigned past July 22, he can play only for the Patriots during the 2017 season. If Blount signs somewhere prior to that date, the Patriots would get a bump in their standing for 2018 compensatory draft picks. The 30-year-old rushed for 1,161 yards and a league-high 18 touchdowns last season. The Ravens, Lions and Giants reportedly are interested in Blount. With the Patriots' tender, however, the signing team's standing in the compensatory-draft pool would be diminished.


Apr 4 2017 - Timmy Jernigan
  DT Timmy Jernigan was traded to the Eagles along with a third-round compensatory pick (99th overall) for the 74th overall pick in the third round on Tuesday. Last season, the 24-year-old had 31 tackles, a career-high five sacks and three passes defensed in 16 games, 15 of which he started. "Timmy has been a terrific player for us for three seasons," Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome said in a statement. "This will allow our young group of defensive linemen an opportunity to compete and play."


Mar 31 2017 - Chris Long
  DE Chris Long signed with the Patriots last season because he wanted a shot at a Super Bowl ring after spending eight frustrating, playoff-less seasons with the St. Louis Rams. He got the ring, became a free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Eagles this week. "This has zero to do with money, etc.," he said. "It's the right move in my heart, because I want to get back to being the player I was before. I'm thankful for my role (with the Patriots) last year. But as a competitor, I'm itching to do what I do best."


Mar 28 2017 - Chris Long
  DE Chris Long agreed to a two-year deal with the Eagles on Tuesday, the team announced. Long, who turned 32 on Tuesday, recently announced he wasn't returning to the Patriots after winning a Super Bowl ring with the club in his lone season. Long posted four sacks for the Patriots last season and has 58 1/2 in his career. His best outputs were when he had 13 sacks in 2011 and 11 1/2 in 2012 as a member of the Rams.


Mar 13 2017 - Nick Foles
  QB Nick Foles is returning to the Eagles after agreeing to a two-year deal on Monday. The Chiefs declined Foles' option last week, making him a free agent. Foles, the Eagles' third-round pick in 2012, played three seasons in Philadelphia and one for the Rams before joining the Chiefs in 2016. The deal is worth a reported $11 million with $7 million guaranteed for Foles' reunion with head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson was quarterbacks coach during Foles' first stint in Philadelphia.


Mar 10 2017 - Torrey Smith
  WR Torrey Smith, released Tuesday by the 49ers, agreed to terms Thursday with the Eagles. He reportedly landed a three-year contract worth $15 million. In two seasons in San Francisco, the 49ers were 7-25 and Smith had 53 receptions for 930 yards and seven touchdowns. Last season, he had just 20 catches for 267 yards (13.4-yard average). Overall, his per-catch average in six seasons is 17.0.


Mar 9 2017 - Alshon Jeffery
  WR Alshon Jeffery, a free agent, agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, the club announced Thursday. Jeffery will receive $14 million this season, according to the NFL Network. Jeffery became a free agent after the Chicago Bears opted not to use the franchise tag on him for the second straight season.


Mar 7 2017 - Torrey Smith
  WR Torrey Smith was officially released by the 49ers on Tuesday. Smith, 28, spent two seasons with the team after signing a five-year, $40 million deal before the 2015 season, catching 53 passes for 930 yards and seven touchdowns. Last season, Smith posted career lows in receptions (20), receiving yards (267) and touchdowns (three). "I have always had great respect for his skill as a player and as a wonderful example of how professional athletes can use their platform to make a difference in our community," 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. "We wish Torrey, and his family, all the best."


Mar 6 2017 - Torrey Smith
  WR Torrey Smith was told by the 49ers that he will be released, multiple media outlets reported Monday. After initial reports of the impending move surfaced, Smith tweeted: "Don't be surprised when I'm back on track next year......." The 49ers signed Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract in 2015, but his production with the 49ers did not match what he accomplished with the Ravens. Smith, 28, made 20 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games in 2016. He had 33 catches for 663 yards and four scores in 16 games in 2015 for the 49ers.


Mar 1 2017 - Chris Long
  DE Chris Long, who signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots last offseason with a mission of winning a Super Bowl ring, plans to move on in 2017 after accomplishing his goal. Long said he will not attempt to re-sign with the team, thanking Patriots fans and expressing his admiration and appreciation for teammates and head coach Bill Belichick in a post on his Instagram page.


Feb 28 2017 - Alshon Jeffery
  WR Alshon Jeffery is not expected to be hit with franchise tag again, according to reports Monday. Jeffery played under the tag in 2016, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Bears likely won't tag him for another season. Jeffery, who was drafted by the Bears in the second round in 2012 out of South Carolina, could sign with another team once free agency begins on March 9. NFL teams have until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to use their franchise designation. Jeffery, 27, earned $14,599,000 under the tag last season. If the Bears utilized the tag on Jeffery again, it would cost them $17.5 million.


Feb 9 2017 - Chris Long
  DE Chris Long took to social media to declare that he planned to skip the championship team's customary trip to the White House. Long's voyage on Twitter was in response to the New York Daily News' Chuck Modiano, who wrote an open letter urging the 31-year-old to skip the traditional visit. Long provided his answer, but took issue with Modiano's tone in the open letter.


Feb 8 2017 - Leodis McKelvin
  CB Leodis McKelvin was released by Philadelphia after just one season as the team began the process to free up salary-cap space. McKelvin signed a two-year, $6 million contract ($3 million guaranteed) with the Eagles last offseason, coming to the team after playing eight seasons for the Buffalo Bills. He was set to make a base salary of $2 million with a roster bonus of $1.2 million in 2017, and cutting him saves the Eagles $3.2 million in cap space.


Jan 23 2017 - LeGarrette Blount
  RB LeGarrette Blount had just 47 yards rushing on his 16 attempts in the win over the Steelers. Still, the big back was able to make his presence felt on a relatively quiet night. Blount carried what seemed like half of Pittsburgh's defense with him for an 18-yard, pile-moving gain to the goal line in the third quarter. The run set up Blount's 1-yard touchdown and, according to coach Bill Belichick, gave a boost to all who witnessed it -- not just the Patriots offense or the players on the sideline. "And the whole stadium, too," Belichick said. "That was a great play."


Jan 13 2017 - LeGarrette Blount
  RB LeGarrette Blount was removed from the injury report on Friday. Blount missed practice the previous two days due to illness in advance of New England's matchup against the visiting Houston Texans in a divisional round playoff game on Saturday night (8:15 p.m. ET). The 30-year-old Blount registered an NFL-best 18 rushing touchdowns and team-leading 1,161 yards on 299 carries this season for the top-seeded Patriots (14-2).


Jan 12 2017 - LeGarrette Blount
  RB LeGarrette Blount sat out practice for the second day in a row on Thursday due to illness. Blount was seen by reporters at Gillette Stadium but did not participate on the field. The workhorse back is expected to play on Saturday as the top-seeded Patriots host the AFC South champion Houston Texans in a divisional round playoff game. Blount had an NFL-best 18 rushing touchdowns and team-leading 1,161 yards on 299 carries this season.


Jan 11 2017 - LeGarrette Blount
  RB LeGarrette Blount (illness) did not practice on Wednesday, as noted on the Patriots initial injury report leading up to Saturday night's game with Houston.


Jan 3 2017 - Byron Marshall
  RB Byron Marshall made a persuasive case Sunday for being in the Eagles' running back mix heading into next season. Marshall, who can play both running back and wide receiver, rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries against the Cowboys.


Jan 3 2017 - Mychal Kendricks
  LB Mychal Kendricks sat out Sunday's game against Dallas with a quad injury. Kendricks played just 28 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps this season.


Jan 3 2017 - Jordan Matthews
  WR Jordan Matthews sat out Sunday's final game with an ankle injury. He initially hurt it five weeks earlier and had been trying to play through it. He only practiced once last week.


Jan 2 2017 - Caleb Sturgis
  PK Caleb Sturgis gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead in the first quarter with a 22-yard field goal, which also set an Eagles record for most FGs in a season, with 34. He broke the mark set by David Akers in 2008. After that, the game went back and forth until the Eagles took control in the fourth quarter.


Jan 2 2017 - Carson Wentz
  QB Carson Wentz threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz with 4:56 left in the third quarter. Wentz also set an NFL rookie record when he completed a pass in the Eagles' opening drive, which passed the record of 354 completions set by St. Louis' Sam Bradford in 2010. Wentz finished the game completing 27 of 43 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 93.7. Ertz caught a game-high 13 passes for 139 yards and two TDs.


Dec 29 2016 - Alshon Jeffery
  WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) did not practice Thursday but is expected to be able to play Sunday against Minnesota.


Dec 28 2016 - Nelson Agholor
  WR Nelson Agholor had his first touchdown catch since Week 1 last week, hauling in a 40-yard reception from Carson Wentz. Agholor, the team's 2015 first-round pick, has just 36 catches. "I think that was important for Nelson," Pederson said. "He needs to head into the offseason with a good taste in his mouth. He needs to be confident heading into OTAs next spring."


Dec 28 2016 - Jaylen Watkins
  S Jaylen Watkins was back at practice Wednesday after clearing concussion protocol. He will play Sunday against Dallas.


Dec 28 2016 - Isaac Seumalo
  OL Isaac Seumalo was a full practice participant Wednesday. He has an ankle injury.


Dec 28 2016 - Jordan Hicks
  MLB Jordan Hicks was a limited practice participant Wednesday. He has an ankle injury, but is expected to play Sunday against Dallas.


Dec 28 2016 - Jordan Matthews
  WR Jordan Matthews has been playing with a high ankle sprain the last three weeks that has affected his performance. He didn't practice Wednesday, but is expected to play Sunday against Dallas.


Dec 28 2016 - Allen Barbre
  LG Allen Barbre, who has a hamstring injury that has bothered him much of the season, didn't practice Wednesday. He probably will be able to play Sunday.


Dec 23 2016 - Jaylen Watkins
  S Jaylen Watkins suffered a concussion and is in the concussion protocol.


Dec 23 2016 - Allen Barbre
  OL Allen Barbre, who already had missed two games earlier this season with a hamstring injury, aggravated the injury Thursday. It's uncertain whether he'll be able to play against Dallas.


Dec 23 2016 - Jordan Hicks
  MLB Jordan Hicks has an ankle sprain. But with three extra days of rest, Doug Pederson said he's fairly sure he'll be able to play next week against the Cowboys.


Dec 23 2016 - Ryan Mathews
  RB Ryan Mathews is done for the season after suffering a neck injury in Thursday's game that coach Doug Pederson termed a "significant" injury. Pederson said Friday that Mathews may need to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in the neck. Pederson said he doesn't believe the injury is career-threatening. "I don't have all the information," Pederson told reporters.


Dec 23 2016 - Torrey Smith
  WR Torrey Smith was placed on injured reserve due to a concussion. Smith suffered the concussion two weeks ago against the New York Jets in Week 14. He missed last Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. The 6-foot, 205-pound Smith started 12 games this season, making 20 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns.


Dec 23 2016 - Nelson Agholor
  WR Nelson Agholor caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in Thursday's 24-19 victory over the New York Giants for his first TD reception since the season opener against Cleveland. Agholor, the Eagles' first-round draft pick in 2015, dropped numerous passes this season and at one point even admitted that he lost some confidence. He was benched for a game by coach Doug Pederson to clear his head. Agholor didn't get off to a very good start Thursday night, when he dropped the first pass thrown to him, a perfectly delivered ball that clanked off his hands in the first quarter. "I just try to shut the negative stuff out and focus on the positive," Agholor said. "I didn't have that (here we go again) feeling after that first pass, not at all. But I was praying that I'd get another chance to make a play and help this team win. That's my entire focus, and as long as we win, I'll go home happy, regardless of how I played."


Dec 23 2016 - Lane Johnson
  RT Lane Johnson returned to the lineup Thursday in Philadelphia's 24-19 victory over the New York Giants after he was suspended for the previous 10 games because of a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The Eagles are 4-1 with Johnson in the lineup, and 2-8 without. "I felt pretty good, all things considered," Johnson said. "I'm a little more sore than usual, but that's to be expected. It just felt great to be out there on the field with my guys again." Johnson said he still feels badly about letting down his teammates. "I have to be more responsible," he said. "I can't be as careless as I've been. I have to mature and grow up. We have Dallas next week. It won't mean a lot to them, but it will mean a lot to us."


Dec 23 2016 - Malcolm Jenkins
  S Malcolm Jenkins recorded two interceptions, returning one 34 yards for a touchdown, in Philadelphia's 24-19 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday. That was Jenkins' sixth interception return for a TD -- no active safety in the NFL has more. It was also his fourth interception return for a TD as an Eagle, one short of the club's all-time record held by Eric Allen.


Dec 23 2016 - Carson Wentz
  QB Carson Wentz left Thursday's 24-19 victory over the New York Giants briefly in the third quarter. Wentz was dropped by Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon after he threw an incomplete pass and hit the ground hard. Vernon was flagged for unnecessary roughness, but Wentz was forced to leave the game with what was diagnosed as a head injury. He was replaced by Chase Daniel for one series before returning. Those were the only snaps Wentz has missed all season. "I felt a little dizzy. I got my bell rung a little bit," Wentz said. "But I felt pretty good by the time I got to the bench and I passed the (concussion) protocol and I felt good. There was no question in mind I was going back in." Wentz completed 13 of 24 passes for 152 yards, a touchdown and an interception.


Dec 22 2016 - Lane Johnson
  RT Lane Johnson was back in the lineup after being suspended for the last 10 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.


Dec 21 2016 - Torrey Smith
  WR Torrey Smith remains in concussion protocol and is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. Smith has not been placed on season-ending injured reserve, so the door remains open for a possible return.



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